Linux: Enable Laptop Touchpad Vertical Scrolling and Tapping from Command Line - Comment Page: 1

I noticed that the Fedora Linux with KDE desktop, has reasonably poor support for laptop touchpad adjustment. For example, the KDE > System Settings > Keyboard & Mouse > Mouse options will not be able to enable vertical scrolling and touchpad tapping. So I decided to write this short guide, howto enable Touchpad vertical scrolling and tapping from command line without any GUI. Enable Laptop Touchpad Vertical Scrolling Simply write following on command line: synclient VertEdgeScroll=1 Enable Laptop Touchpad Tapping Simply write following on command line: synclient TapButton1=1 Make Previous Options Permanent Change to root User su - ## OR ## sudo...

11 comments on “Linux: Enable Laptop Touchpad Vertical Scrolling and Tapping from Command Line - Comment Page: 1

    1. Thank you so much for this awesome post. This is exactly the thing I needed to see!

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    2. Thanks so much, this has helped me to activate scrolling in KDE

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    3. thx a lot .i had a problem with my touch pad but not anymore.im really greatful

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    4. thank you very much.it really works on my laptop.

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    5. I don’t have directory 20thirdparty.
      How can I make the change permanent?

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    6. thx. works well on my laptop

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    7. Thank you man, this was the ONLY thing that was keeping me from switching permanently to KDE!

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    8. Thks so much. It works also in lxde

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